Last edited 19 Feb 2018

Conservation articles and news

Jobs for all at IHBC Jobs etc

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Your new weekly update on employment opportunities totalling more than £150K of annual income. For applicants or employers - IHBC Jobs etc is the first place to visit.

IHBC Annual School 2018 Belfast 21-3 June - Day School lead speakers

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Visit the Speakers’ webpage which highlights speakers and topic areas, so now prospective delegates can see the theme and topic areas relate to their CPD priorities.

New IHBC Toolbox Research Note on Market Intelligence from IHBC Jobs etc

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IHBC’s first Research Note for 2018 offers our regular update of ‘Market Intelligence’ on local authority (LA) conservation-related jobs from our ‘IHBC Jobs etc.’ service.

IHBC member benefits abound as Building Conservation Directory 2018 arrives


From WHS development to masonry bridges and more members will find many current topics and new developments discussed in the latest BCD.

IHBC CPD check


IHBC members may find a useful introduction to the thorny subject ‘Building Design’ in an article on DBW and anyone with special skills, interests or concerns can add to it.

SPIC launches briefing paper on the Planning (Scotland) Bill


The Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPIC) has launched a briefing paper by Alan Rehfisch on the ‘Planning (Scotland) Bill-How the Scottish planning system works’.

Revised NPPF for England due before Easter

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Chief Planning Officer at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government tells England’s local authorities the government intends to publish a draft revised NPPF.

Applications for VAG Spring Conference bursary now open – closes 3 March

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3 bursaries on offer to registered students or professionals in the early years of their career towards the 2018 Vernacular Architecture Group conference in Bangor 3-7/4.

IHBC HESPR’s top pick from c.£1M of costed work this week

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Craven DC seeks research on its ‘Great Place’ project, value £50-60K, closing 09/03.

IHBC CPD boost - blockchain technology transformation in the built environment

Blockchain technology has the potential to be a transformative force in the construction industry, says the Construction Blockchain Consortium (CBC).

Cadw reminder that Heritage Impact Statements are now a requirement

Owners must now submit a heritage impact statement with any listed building or conservation area consent application.

Jodrell Bank nominated as UNESCO world heritage site

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Jodrell Bank Observatory has been chosen as the UK’s nomination for World Heritage site status in 2019, Heritage Minister Michael Ellis has announced.

Postmodern home listed


The Postmodern former home of journalist Janet Street-Porter in London has won Grade II-listed status for its ‘wholly untraditional’ and ‘extroverted’ aesthetic.